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Sean Pragano joined FOX61 in October 2016 as a morning reporter and weekend morning anchor.

You can catch Sean’s fun Foodie Friday reports every Friday all around the state.

Pragano has been working for the past fifteen years in Charlotte, North Carolina for both FOX Sports Net and Hendricks Motorsports as a reporter, producer, anchor and digital media producer.

A Wallingford native, Pragano graduated from the University of New Haven with a BA in Communication. He has previously worked for the NFL network, TNN Sports, WXAA in Albany, WFSB-TV in Hartford and WCCB-TV (FOX) in Charlotte.

He coaches baseball in Cheshire.

Recent Articles
  • Foodie Friday: Denmo’s Snack & Dairy in Southbury

    If you’re in the mood for some good old fashioned comfort food and a trip down memory lane, look no further than Denmo’s Snack & Dairy in Southbury. Serving the community since the late 1970’s, this hotspot offers plenty of nostalgia in every bite and it all starts with the hot dogs. These footlong delights are perfectly split and charred and can be devoured plain or topped with just about anything. These babies are just so dog-gone good! They are […]

  • Foodie Friday: Riverton General Store in Barkhamsted

    BARKHAMSTED — The Riverton General Store is a one stop shop in this little village in the town of Barkhamsted. Nestled in this quaint community, the store is perfect for necessities but it’s even better for a sandwich and a conversation. “It’s been here for years and years,” said owner Leslie DiMartino. “We offer breakfast sandwiches and lunch items which gives everyone options.” And they are endless. The breakfast special is cooked on a griddle that is filled with flavor. […]

  • Foodie Friday: John & Maria’s Pizzeria

    EAST HAVEN — Many argue that New Haven has the best pizza in Connecticut and perhaps New England and beyond but there is a place not to far away that should be considered too. It’s John & Maria’s Pizzeria in East Haven. This family owned joint along Foxon Road is in its 30th year and is going as strong as ever and it all starts with the food. The menu is nothing but homemade dishes using old time recipes that […]

  • Shooting in Waterbury leaves one man hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds

    WATERBURY — Waterbury Police are investigating a late night shooting that left one man with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say they were called to Welles Street just before 10 p.m. Monday on a report of shots fire. When officers arrived, they heard from several neighbors that they heard gunshots, and a car speeding off. Broken class and spent shell casings were found by the side of the road. While police were investigating the scene on Welles Street, they received another […]

  • Stubborn fire tears through home in Norwich; Child, adult sent to hospital

    NORWICH —  And adult and a child were sent to the hospital after flames ripped through a home in Norwich Sunday night. Officials say first responders were called to 19 McKinley Avenue area around 9:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found heavy fire on the second floor. Earlier reports indicated two children were injured. Officials later said it was an adult and a child. Five people were inside the home at the time of the fire: two adults and three […]

  • Foodie Friday: Sugar & Smoke Brazen BBQ in Putnam

    PUTNAM — Just about anyone can barbecue, but not everyone can do it just right! Enter Sugar & Smoke in Putnam where every bite is filled with bold flavors that’ll have foodies begging for more. Everything is made in house – from sauces – to sides – to all the meats – and it’s just plain good! From ribs and brisket to pulled pork and sandwiches like the smoked Cubano or pork belly BLT that will no doubt satisfy you. […]

  • No injuries reported after 3-alarm fire in Willimantic

    WILLIMANTIC — 11 people were displaced after a 3-alarm fire broke out in a multi-family home Thursday morning. Officials say the call reporting the fire came in around 3 a.m., and it quickly escalated to a 3-alarm fire. The fire was complicated and took a while to get under control due to the nooks and crannies of the old house. Crews struggled to get to the top floor of the building. Crews eventually had to cut a hole through the […]

  • Overnight garbage can fire evacuated SCSU students

    NEW HAVEN — Students on all four floors at West Campus Resident Hall at Southern Connecticut State University were evacuated after a garbage can fire. According to fire officials, initial 911 calls came in from SCSU police after a fire alarm was activated. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke on the second floor of the building. The sprinkler system was activated. There is minor damage, mostly by fire. Two students suffered smoke inhalation but they refused to be taken to […]

  • Foodie Friday: Teddy’s Old Lyme Pizza Palace

    Pizza may be in the name but there is a whole lot more to Teddy’s Old Lyme Pizza Palace. For the last 39 years, Teddy Anastasiou and his family have been serving the community homemade meals with friendly service. The menu is packed with flavor and there is no shortage of choices. From pasta, fish & chips and grinders to gyros, salads and soups, you can always expect everything to be fresh and made to order. “Always,” smiled owner Anastasiou, […]

  • Clinton man rescued after becoming trapped in a house fire

    CLINTON — Deputy Fire Chief Michael Neff says one person was rescued from the roof of a home after a fire trapped him. According to Neff, a call came in around 3 a.m. reporting at fire at 14 Cedar Road. There was also a report of a person trapped inside. The man who was trapped was able to make it to the roof where he was soon rescued by a ladder truck. He was taken to a local hospital. The […]

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